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Is fresh chicken with added solution “natural”? TLC says no

USDA should prohibit the use of “natural” on fresh chicken with added saltwater or seaweed extract given recent research that reveals most consumers do not expect added solutions in chicken...

'The huge disparity between what the guidelines advocate and what Americans actually eat is beyond alarming'

Dietitians respond to 2015 Dietary Guidelines: ‘The American public needs more forceful messages.’

What do registered dietitians and nutritionists think of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and how much do they ultimately matter, since the gulf between what Americans are told to...

Coffee pod sales growth slows, but emerging trends could expand category’s reach, Packaged Facts

Sales of single-serve coffee pods in the US continue to grow, but the pace will slow in coming years as the maturing category enters a tumultuous period fraught with increased...

Cartoon characters could help children embrace fruits & veggies, study finds

The same marketing tactics used to sell sugary cereal and junk food to children could just as effectively sway youngsters to want more fruit and vegetables, a recent study suggests.

BRU Broth CEO: Bone broth is poised for significant growth in 2016

Bone broth – a warming, nourishing beverage made from meaty bones and veggies left to simmer for hours and then strained - is poised for significant growth in 2016, predicts...

Limited access to supermarkets not the only cause of obesity in food deserts, research finds

New research challenges the commonly held belief that simply adding supermarkets, with more healthy options, to food deserts could reduce obesity rates in low-income neighborhoods with limited access to food...

Is food marketed as healthy inadvertently fuelling obesity?

People tend to overeat food marketed as healthy because they assume it is less filling but food companies can counter this by portraying food as 'nourishing' or 'wholesome' instead, researchers...

Seeds, avocados and clean-eating will gain traction in 2016, RDNs predict

Nutrient-dense and protein-packed seeds will steal the show in 2016, predict 450 registered dietitian nutritionists surveyed by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian.

New culture developed to enhance the quality of reduced-fat cheese

Chr. Hansen has launched a new cheese ripening culture, Delight TM, to help improve the texture, taste and flavor of reduced-fat cheeses.

Step away from the buffet: The recipe to eating a healthy festive dinner

It’s no secret that people eat more than usual during the festive season, but the buffet holds nutritional promise too. We visited a few...

FOOD VISION USA: The highlights!

If you didn't make it to Chicago in October for FoodNavigator-USA's inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional...

Nestlé scientists developing slow-release coffee

Scientists at Nestlé are working on a new formula for slow-release coffee, something that could conceivably spread the effects of caffeine out over a longer period of time.

Holiday grocery spending on the rise, Acosta finds

Nearly three-quarters of US consumers will host a meal or a party this holiday season, and to ensure their guests leave jolly and full 57% of shoppers say they will...

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DuPont nutrition & health chief: We want to work with start-ups

DuPont’s nutrition & health president, Matthias Heinzel, tells NutraIngredients his multi-billion euro division wants to speed product-to-market time and is “totally open” to working with start-ups in open collaboration....

Less burdensome trade arrangements help organic exports climb almost 60%, OTA study finds

US exports of organic produce and products are on the rise thanks to organic equivalency arrangements that ease verification requirements between some countries without compromising the integrity of organic, according...

Americans with allergies have low microbiota diversity: NIH Study

The gut microbiota of American adults with allergies is markedly different from people without allergies, particularly for nut and seasonal pollen allergies, says a new study from scientists at the...

A third of consumers pay the same, or more, attention to quality claims during the holidays, CivicScience finds

The holidays are notorious for tempting people to indulge, but a recent poll by CivicScience found that while some consumers pay less attention to healthy eating, most stay strong and...

News in brief

No preservatives, no added sugar, and no atmosphere? That’s It fruit bars boldly go into space

With sales already heading into the stratosphere after a successful roll-out in chains from Starbucks to Kroger, That’s It fruit bars upped the ante this week after being cleared by...

Dole “reinvents” celery to boost fruit & veggie consumption

Fresh produce provider Dole Food Co. hopes to boost Americans' fruit and veggie intake by expanding its “Get Up and Grow” healthy eating initiative and launching three new products, including...

Special edition: Food for kids

Healthy NPD should be the starting point for kids' food

The ‘good for you’ trend in children’s food is growing, and small companies would do well to focus on healthy new product development in order to compete with big players...

Food for kids!

Go Gourmet helps pouches grow-up from baby food to snacks for school-children

Go Gourmet wants to “up the ante” in the applesauce and fruit cup aisle with its “superfood snack” Slammers – premium fruit and veggie purees for school-aged children in pouches...

Milk preserving technology trialled ahead of 2016 launch

Wisconsin-based Dairyvative’s milk concentrate has hit the consumer trial stage, and it’s ready to enter the market in January. The concentrate has a consistency similar to honey, and it can...

Moderate alcohol consumption could reduce risk of death from dementia: Study

Moderate drinking could reduce the risk of death for people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.  

Food for kids!

Mobile app aims to help children pick healthy, portion-controlled food

Ensuring children have healthy options in their lunches and for snacks is one way to help them fight obesity, but for the times when they select their own food at...

Big food firms are climate smart but social media stupid

Brands are blowing a major opportunity to communicate their sustainability initiatives to millions of consumers with social media updates that are “inane, safe and saccharinely artificial in their bonhomie”, says a...

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